Appleton Financial Planning Lawyers

How to Plan for the Loss of a Loved One

by Keith Adkins | November 29th, 2012

November 29, 2012

The days following a loved one’s death can be a very confusing time. Many people do not know what steps need to be taken in order to close out a loved one’s life.

A recent article from Consumer Reports recently discussed in detail the steps that need to be taken in order to close out a loved one’s life. The most important thing that needs to be done immediately is to contact a person who can declare the death official. If a doctor is not present, you may need to get into contact with a hospice nurse. If the death was unexpected, a person should contact 911 so that paramedics can step in to complete the task.

The next step will consist of notifying those closest to the deceased. This will not only include friends and family, but also the victim’s doctor and employer. One should also take steps to care for the individual’s pets and dependents.

In the days following the death, there will be paperwork in order to close out your loved one’s life. This can often be streamlined by discussing final wishes with an Appleton Financial Planning Attorney prior to a death.

The Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz have a vast knowledge of what steps need to be taken to secure a family’s financial security after a death and are here to answer any questions you may have.

New Study Shows How Beneficial Financial Planning Can Be

by Keith Adkins | July 26th, 2012

July 26, 2012

The Consumer Federation of America released the results of their 2010 Household Financial Planning Survey earlier this week; some experts say the results show the need for Americans to make detailed and predetermined decisions about how to spend their money.

Participants in the study filled out surveys that covered questions on topics ranging from their financial status to their financial planning practices. The results were then compared to those collected from a similar survey in 1997.

The study’s results showed that fewer Americans are confident in their ability to achieve their financial goals than there were 15 years ago. As a result, more Americans may have to work past 65 years of age.

The study also found that families that practiced financial planning with less money stated that they lived comfortably more often than families with more money with no financial plan. Those that planned ahead were also less prone to financial worries, in better control of their finances, less likely to carry credit card debt, and more likely to be saving..

So what can you do to get started with a financial plan for your family?

The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz say that the first and most important step is contacting an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to discuss your family’s Wisconsin Financial Planning goals. From there, a plan can be created and drawn up specifically for you.

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